Gotta Style 'Em all!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week you’ll know that Pokémon (yes those cute little monsters you used to play with on your Game Boy and trade cards with in the playground throughout the 90’s) are back, and back in a very big way. So what’s all the fuss about? Essentially, Pokémon Go is Pokémon for the 21st century… it’s an augmented reality game for your phone that allows you to actually catch all 151 Pokémon including Pikachu and our personal fav, Jigglypuff, in real life. By using your phone’s GPS, the game encourages users to seek out rare Pokémon in a variety of locations in their city and train them to fight and become stronger. Since it’s release in the US, Australia and New Zealand last week, the game has been downloaded around 7.5 million times (which equates to more downloads than dating app, Tinder and has set Nintendo’s shares soaring over 50%). Now rolling out across Europe and Asia this week, it’s on track to surpass even Twitter’s daily active users! But before you're going to catch 'em all, we suggest you to do it in style! What's better than a black coat to get covered against weather changes combined with high-top sneakers in black, ready to face the long walk. But of course you could just wear dark blue sweatpants to hunt in a more comfy way!
In honor of this nostalgic phenomenon, Stylight has given a stylish spin to the game and turned style icons into Pokémon pocket monsters.
Adorable yellow monster Pikachu is arguably the most well known Pokémon around. Pikachu’s quirky little ears and squidgy rosy cheeks (where he actually stores electricity!) make him one of the most loveable and playful looking Pokémons. Therefore we thought that he’d be the perfect match for fun-loving model turned actress Cara Delevingne, who’s personality could easily be described as electric! We’ve donned Pikachu in her signature leather jacket and beanie.
Anna Wintour as Charmander
Little orange dragon Charmander is another of the game’s original monsters and one of it’s most used. Although mostly good natured, when angry or whilst fighting his flaming tale burns brighter and he can be a feisty force to be reckoned with. Must like the first lady of fashion Anna Wintour who’s been known to reduce designers to tears with just one glance!
Karl Lagerfeld as Ninetales
Karl Lagerfeld and Ninetails seemed to be the perfect fit for so many reasons. Regarded as one of the most intelligent and regal Pokémon, Ninetails is covered in a luxurious fur and sports a thick, white mane around it’s neck which reminded us of Lagerfeld’s distinctive thick collar and trademark elegant style. In addition to this, can live easily for 1,000 years which, we feel, is what Karl might do too!
Victoria Beckham as Mew
Pink mammal like creature Mew intelligent and high-spirited. Her slender, feminine body reminded us of naturally feline Victoria Beckham, whose tall silhouette seems to mimic Mew’s! How great does she look in those shades?!
Suzy Menkes as Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff is a kind of fairy-Pokémon hybrid; and with her pointy, cat-like ears and pink balloon shape we have to say she’s one of the cutest monsters around! Given her cuteness, love of pink and of course that little quiff of hair we couldn’t help morphing her with International Vogue Editor Suzy Menkes!
Jean Paul Gaultier as Poliwag
Poliwag, a tadpole hybrid is one of the only water-type Pokémon in the bunch. The swirl pattern on it’s abdomen instantly reminded us of French designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s signature use of breton stripes and his love of Gallic blue!